Office space: new strategies, from architecture to technology, emerge amidst COVID-19.

From raising questions about shared offices and open floor plan designs to increased telecommuting and new means of client and employee interaction, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the office setting. Rethinking architecture, construction, furniture placement and design, alongside greater integration of technology, will shape the workplace of the future. How should workplaces adapt to […]

Cellular retailer turns to FSBDC to develop a “new normal” strategy.

UNICOMM Paging & Cellular, considered an essential business, wasn’t ordered to close amid the coronavirus pandemic. But it may as well have, as stay-at-home orders kept customers away and sales plummeted? “Our company is brick and mortar retail, and we depend on door swings,” said Sam Brejt, CEO of UNICOMM. “Sales were down 80 percent […]

FIU Business Introduces New Online Masters Programs in Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain Management.

FIU Business introduces new online masters programs in finance, accounting, supply chain management.

To meet the growing demand for fully online programs, a trend that has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic, FIU Business has introduced an Online Master of Science in Finance for fall 2020. In addition, online offerings of the college’s existing master’s degree programs in accounting and supply chain management will start in the 2020–2021 academic year. […]

Florida SBDC at FIU Business guides small business owners to obtain $5.9 million in COVID-19 aid.

Florida SBDC at FIU Business guides small business owners to obtain $20.8 million in COVID-19 aid.

Amid increasing challenges, small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic try to plan for an uncertain future. The Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has obtained $20.8 million in assistance for businesses in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties as it works with them to redirect their strategy and resources as the economy slowly opens. “Our team […]

Supply chains and the coronavirus: why are shelves empty? Insight from FIU Business.

Supply chains and the coronavirus: why are shelves empty? Insight from FIU Business.

As U.S. shoppers, panicked by COVID-19, have stockpiled food, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, meats and other essentials, retailers are still unable to keep enough merchandise on their shelves. The coronavirus pandemic has strained supply chains like never before. “The excessively high demand at the retail level sucked up all the inventory available in the chain […]

Wertheim Wisdom Wednesday: Alumnus Eric Maldonado highlights opportunities, challenges of selling in the COVID-19 era.

Wertheim Wisdom Wednesday: Alumnus Eric Maldonado highlights opportunities, challenges of selling in the COVID-19 era.

New technology and working from home has revolutionized the practice of selling, changing the way sales professionals connect with potential clients in the COVID-19 era. Recognizing the impact technology and distance work can have on sales strategy will be key to leveraging advantages–and avoiding pitfalls. These were some of the insights shared by Eric Maldonado, […]

Florida SBDC at FIU

Florida SBDC at FIU helps local companies get nearly $4.5 million in loans–and essential guidance.

As federal and state options for small business assistance evolve, the Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) continues to provide much-needed help in sorting through available programs and guiding businesses toward solutions. As of April 10, 2020, the center helped local businesses obtain nearly $4.5 million in Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans, which provide up to […]